What Is Amazon Braket? - Amazon Braket

What Is Amazon Braket?

Amazon Braket is a fully managed service that helps you get started with quantum computing. Amazon Braket lets researchers and developers alike explore and design quantum algorithms, test them on quantum circuit simulators, and run them on different types of quantum computing technologies.

Quantum computing has the potential to solve computational problems that are beyond the reach of classical computers by harnessing the laws of quantum mechanics to process information in new ways. But defining those problems and programming quantum computers to solve them requires a new set of skills. At the same time, gaining access to quantum computing hardware to run your algorithms and optimize your designs can be expensive and inconvenient. This has made it difficult to evaluate the current state of the technology and plan for when to invest your resources to maximize its potential. Amazon Braket helps overcome these challenges by providing a single access point to different quantum computing technologies that lets developers, researchers, and scientists explore, evaluate, and experiment with quantum computing.

Amazon Braket has three modules, Build, Test, and Run:

Build - Amazon Braket provides fully managed Jupyter notebook environments that make it easy to get started with a few clicks. There is no need to operate your own servers. Amazon Braket notebooks come pre-installed with sample algorithms, resources and developer tools, including the Amazon Braket SDK. With the Amazon Braket SDK, you can build quantum algorithms, and execute them on different quantum computers and simulators by changing a single line of code.

Test - Amazon Braket provides access to fully managed, high-performance, quantum circuit simulators that help you test and validate your circuits with a single line of code. Amazon Braket handles all the underlying software components and EC2 clusters to take away the heavy lifting of simulating quantum circuits on HPC infrastructure.

Run - Amazon Braket provides secure, on-demand access to different types of quantum computers. You can access gate-based quantum computers from IonQ and Rigetti, as well as a quantum annealer from D-Wave. There is no upfront commitment and no need to procure access with individual providers.